>> Tackling what they hope is the last of the blaze. Alicante firefighters trying to manage wild fires that started Sunday around Spain's Costa Blanca coast. Over a thousand people have been evacuated, almost half of them tourists. Many watching in horror from their holiday villas, others from their own homes.
Some of these buildings would later fall victim to the flames.>> You can see next door is completely burned, and the woods opposite there are completely burned. So, I have been very lucky.>>
We looked to the wind guessing what direction the fire was going to take.>> Near 400 firefighters, 30 helicopters and the military were sent to fight the fires. They say they've been stabilized, but not yet extinguished. And flames continue to burn intensely in the small Valencian town of
As for the cause of the blaze, temperatures on Sunday reached 42 Celsius. But, authorities say they suspect the fire was started deliberately.